George Williams used to spend his Saturday afternoons at the National Hockey Stadium, supporting MK Dons from the Cowshed. Now, the defender his entering his fifth season as a professional with the Club – a season which could see him become one of the Club’s Top 10 all-time appearance makers.
Williams, who progressed through the Dons’ Academy set-up before returning to Stadium MK in 2016 after a University placement and a spell with Barnsley, has totalled 162 senior appearances in an MK Dons shirt – 20 short of Sean O’Hanlon, who occupies 10th place in the Club’s list of appearances.
“I've loved every minute of my time here,” the 27-year-old told MKFM during The Breakfast Show on Wednesday morning.
“There have been ups and downs but it's been an incredible time. If I could be here as long as I can, that would be brilliant.
“MK Dons were my team growing up. I followed the team home and away - I sat in the Cowshed and travelled on the fans bus away from home. I remember watching a young Dean Lewington!
“I will continue to do everything I can to help the Club on the pitch.”
While Williams is likely to reach Top 10 this term, he must first overcome an injury which has kept him sidelined through most of pre-season. The MK Dons number 2 is confident he isn’t too far away.
“I've tweaked my soleus – the area below my calf. It's nothing too bad and I was back on the pitch doing some running [on Tuesday] so hopefully I won't be out for too much longer.
“I hate being injured. I've been desperate to get back on the grass and I'm slowly starting to get there. I need to keep managing it right and hopefully I'll be back training with the boys soon.”